Hen dos are a great chance for women to bond and celebrate their friend’s impending marriage, but there have also been many disasters over the years.
Maids of Honour with international hen dos to plan have additional pressure, because not only do they have to plan a night everyone will enjoy, but also make sure that it lives up to expectations. International hen dos tend to be expensive, with some women paying almost £1000 to attend, so it needs to be a great night for everyone.
Read on to find out more about how you can create a great event that the bride and attendees will all enjoy.
Before you do anything else, it’s important that you work with the bride and bridal party to work out where the best destination is for the hen do. There’s an international hen do destination to suit everyone’s tastes, so work out what the bride and the guests want to do on their trip and find a location that’ll give you all everything you could possibly want and more.
One of the most cost-effective ways to book your hen do accommodation and flights is to choose a package, which will not only give you a slightly better deal but also show you a breakdown of the cost per person. You can include added extras like airport transfers and breakfast depending on the preferences of you and your pals.
Taking deposits will make your friends committed to the event and take the financial burden off you as the Maid of Honour. Keep track of who’s paid and who hasn’t by creating a money pool for the hen do. Everyone can securely chip in and pay their deposit and then add extra money to pay the reminder of their bill as and when they can.
As well as everything you’re going to need to a have a good time as an individual, remember to pack things for everyone to enjoy. Bring activities, games, decorations and other items so that the whole group can have fun. Stock up on food and drinks for the hen do, or make sure you know where you can buy them when you get to your destination. Don’t forget to take a gift for the bride as well!
Planning an unforgettable hen do is a great experience but remember that you need to enjoy yourself too. Take the time out of your hectic schedule to enjoy some time with the bride before her next big adventure.
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